Celtics’ Jaylen Brown admits it’s ‘pretty nice’ to posterize LeBron James
Apart from filling the stat sheet with 20 points, four rebounds and six assists, the 23-year-old high-flyer served up the best highlight of the game by posterizing Lakers superstar LeBron James.
Brown, who blew past initial defender Danny Green, muscled his way to the rim and unleashed a nasty two-handed jam right over the top of James in the third quarter. Shortly after the match, the 6-foot-6 swingman admitted that it did feel pretty good getting a highlight at the expense of one of the league’s best players.
“Just being aggressive and made a play at the rim. … I’m not gonna lie. It was pretty nice,” Brown described the play as he also mentioned that dunking on LeBron was in his bucket list, per ESPN’s Tim Bontemps.
Shortly after the game, Brown acknowledged LeBron and posted a photo of himself alongside James on Instagram. He captioned the post with a goat emoji.
After missing the last two games due to a sprained thumb, Brown was back with a vengeance against the Lakers and was pretty active on both ends of the floor. His inspired play in his fourth season in the league has earned him All-Star considerations this season.
Jaylen Brown is currently seventh among guards in the Eastern Conference in the latest All-Star Game ballot with 718,355 votes. In 36 games for the Celtics this season, Brown has been notching 20.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.2 steals while shooting 49.1 percent from the field and 39.1 percent from deep.
The Celtics, on the other hand, put an end to a three-game slide and improved their record to 28-14 (fourth in the East).